July 2018
Healthcare Purchaser Value Newsletter
Welcome to the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative’s (KHC) Healthcare Purchaser Newsletter, a monthly compilation of important data, news, and events for the healthcare purchasers in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. To receive each edition of this newsletter, please subscribe to our mailing list.
Data to Know
Commercial Spending is Bulk of Nation's Healthcare Spend
National health spending grew to $3.3 trillion in 2016. It is projected to grow to $5.7 trillion by 2026 .
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation analysis
Employer Healthcare Waste Survey
Healthcare waste includes administrative waste and overuse of low-value services which creates unnecessary risk of adverse physical and financial harm for patients, drives up costs for purchasers and insurers, and strains the system.

To learn about your perspectives and current actions on the waste in healthcare, we ask you to complete a brief survey from the National Alliance and Benfield-Gallagher.The survey should take no more than 5-7 minutes to complete. At least 20 employer responses are needed to have access to an aggregate summary of all responses for our state. No individual results will be shared. 

Your response no later than Tuesday, July 10 is appreciated.
Please contact Laura Huff at  laura_huff@ajg.com  or 314-656-2391 with questions about the survey or technical issues.
Noteworthy KHC Blog Posts
National Alliance Spring Coalition Meeting Focuses on...

Teresa Couts, Stephanie Clouser, Natalie Middaugh, and I traveled to Chicago last week for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions spring meeting and the National Health Leadership Council meeting. The spring coalition meeting is ...

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Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set Finalized

Nine months. That's how long it takes to develop and birth a baby. It's also how KHC co-director Randa Deaton has described the KHC's initiative with Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services to create a core set of primary healthcare measures,...

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KHC Events
KHC Employers Only
Aug. 23 | 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Employer Best Practice, Priority, and Challenges Round Robin Discussion
All Healthcare Stakeholders
Sept. 11 | 7:30 am - 10:00 am

StAMINA's Mental Health Research on Youth and their Adult Allies Illuminates Urgent Need for Action
July 26 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar: Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set

National Alliance Offerings
The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions collectively empowers purchasers to drive innovation, health and value for our companies, our communities and our country. The KHC is a member of the National Alliance.
July 12 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Webinar: Biosimilars - A Case Study in Value-Based Design
November 12-14 | Washington, D.C

23rd Annual Forum: Leading the Future of Innovation, Health, and Value

This premier event brings together thought leaders, policymakers and key healthcare experts from across the country to share their insights and expertise. Interactive sessions center around emerging trends, innovations, and purchaser opportunities in the ever-changing healthcare marketplace. 

KHC members receive special discount pricing.
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative
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Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-238-3603